How far in advance do you plan breakfast?

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That morning!
10% (2 votes)
Day before
55% (11 votes)
1-2 days in advance
25% (5 votes)
More than 2 days, less than 1 week
5% (1 vote)
1 week
5% (1 vote)
2 weeks
0% (0 votes)
More than 2 weeks
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 20

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I made a rough plan a week out (based on seasonal fruit availability) because we had a 3 day average length of stay.  Didn't want repeats...

I had quite a few "go-to" menus so it wasn't hard to plan that far ahead.  Also could adjust those pretty easily for special diets.  And, it was just me, so I had to plan shopping accordingly so I could give my dh a short list of fresh items that he could stop and pick up on his way home from work, if needed.

I'm a planner by nature though....  Smiling

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The night before, I start my own promotional campaign for what I want to fix, we do a little arguing about it then I usually get my way by morning because it's easier than dealing with me grumpy during breakfast service  cheeky 

I'm the one that likes to try new things and make special dishes.  My DP wants to fix her standard bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuit and tomato.  That's fine and the guests enjoy it, but why not give them something special/different when it's just as easy.  You can get scrambled eggs and bacon at home... that's all I'm sayin'!

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yes

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I answered morning of, but I usually think about it the night before. Often I will change it once I get into the kitchen. So, last night I figured out what I was going to serve for breakfast because I have a guy that is allergic to several things. Okie, dokie, all set! Well, I get a phone call fairly late last night from one of our guests saying they forgot to tell me they couldn't eat something. That put the menu plan out the window for me!

I figured it out this morning, but it was hectic in the kitchen!

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I was thinking I was going to add this to the website: Full 'cook's choice' breakfast served each morning!

Then I realized it pretty much says that. But maybe not clearly enough to do away with 'I'll just have...' the past 4 mornings.

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How about just a statement "This morning's breakfast is:" (of course you probably already do that!)

A couple days ago I had guests asking about breakfast the night before, and they were grumbling a little because I didn't tell them what it was and they stated they've stayed at b&bs a lot where there was a menu or a buffet. Well, NOT HERE. By the time they checked out they were raving about the breakfast and what a wonderful stay. Oh yeah, SHE had been grousing on arrival about being in the middle of nowhere, asking husband "how did you find this place?". On departure, SHE was wishing they could have stayed longer.

People are just uncomfortable when they are not in full control. After they relax a bit, they find they had a great time. I find this often with folks from NY and vicinity. They're so used to the fast pace and always having to make decisions.

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I always knew at least a day ahead of time. I always had the menu posted at check in. Would point out to them what was being served and said. If you have any problems with this, let me know tonight otherwise that is what you get. Never had much problem. If they had special diet most let me know ahead of time. If we didn't know..too bad for them they just ate what they could.

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Day before is what I voted but I've gotten up in the morning and changed it!

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I started to say that morning, but answered day before  - mainly because it depends on the dietary restrictions. If I have them, I plan in advance otherwise it is how long are they staying, what is in the house, and what is on my schedule that determines what is served.

WV Birthday - I would have loved to do my sour cream & chives w/the bread but I needed to go to the Welcome Center by Maryland so they got the baked oatmeal - faster to fix and easier to serve.

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Ditto for us.  It depends but usually 1-2 days out.

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There is no way to actually plan too far ahead because I never know what I will have in the house. I always have staples and sometimes I have to adjust because of dietary constraints. But all summer long, I get a mystery basket of fruits and vegetables from the farmer and it all has to be used. And there are seasonal products and seasonal sales. It all goes into play. So nope, no way to plan.

Policy: breakfast is never announced ahead of time. We do take requests with a $50 fee.

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It depends.

If I have a full house and special dietary requirements, I need to plan, but it is still not sooner than I can get and keep the fruit fresh! Smiling So a day or two at the most. Always.

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When I check in guests and explain how we do breakfast, when they ask what's for breakfast I always say "I don't know yet!" Most of them are shocked that it's not planned out way in advance. I usually figure it out about 10:00pm or when I get up. It never fails that when I do plan ahead, somebody throws a wrench in it by telling me they don't/can't eat something and puts the whole plan in a tail spin!

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I laughed. Told her I was sorry I didn't even know what was for breakfast tomorrow!

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Of course there is a reason for asking! Guest wanted to know what was for breakfast on a particular day 6 weeks from now.

Don't let that distract you! Just answer the question!

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What? I would just say...I don't have a clue! How weird? Is he planning on coming back in 6 weeks? Tell him hubby does breakfast ask him LOL!

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